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Seasonal News & Tips

Check back often for seasonal tips about what's going on in our area, updates on local pest and disease outbreaks, weather impacts, and more.

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How to Choose the Right Tree & Planting Location For Your Northeast Ohio Landscape

As professional arborists called to tackle tree problems large and small, we’ve noticed something: most of the issues that we encounter stem from the wrong tree being in the wrong place. To help avoid this issue in the future, we’ve put together this guide to help you ensure that you are planting the RIGHT tree in the RIGHT place.

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Best Trees for Small Spaces in Northeast Ohio

One of the biggest mistakes we see when trees are planted is that the full-grown size of the tree is underestimated. If you have a smaller yard or want to plant a tree near a walkway, deck, house, overhead wires, or other structures, you’ll need to choose a tree that stays small. Here are our top recommendations for smaller trees that do well in northeast Ohio.

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Preventing & Treating Dutch Elm Disease in Northeast Ohio

There’s no cure for Dutch Elm Disease but there are some things a Certified Arborist can do to slow or prevent its spread. Learn how to keep your elm tree safe and healthy with these helpful tips.

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What Happens to Insect Pests During Northeast Ohio Winters?

Given how cold winters can be in northeast Ohio, you’d think insect pests would be killed by the frigid temperatures. But while some insects (such as wasps, yellowjackets, and crickets) are decimated by the cold, many others manage to survive the deep freeze.

And when spring arrives, they’re ready to start breeding and eating your plants!

That’s why winter is a good time to inspect your trees, shrubs and landscape plants for evidence of overwintering insect pests. By identifying problems before the pests emerge in spring, you can prevent the situation from getting worse.

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Why Trees Go Dormant Over Winter in Northeast Ohio

We use the phrase “winter dormancy” a lot, especially when talking about why it’s good to prune trees during the winter (dormant pruning). But what does it really mean? And why is dormancy important?

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Education & Networking: TCI EXPO 2018

Each November, we head off to the world’s largest tree care tradeshow and conference, TCI EXPO. It’s three days of classes, product demonstrations and networking with fellow tree care professionals from across the country. Check out the photos of all the huge equipment!

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White Pine Weevil in Northeast Ohio: Identification and Control

Is the top of your pine tree wilting, turning brown and/or dying? If so, the culprit is probably the White Pine Weevil. Learn how to identify white pine weevil damage and control the pests to prevent recurring damage.

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Five Best Northeast Ohio Trees For Colorful Fall Foliage

What would fall be without the autumnal change from green to brilliant shades of orange, gold, red, and purple? Colorful fall leaves are almost magical and especially nice when the prettiest trees are planted in your own yard. That’s why we created this list of the best landscape trees for fall color in our part of the country!

Our favorites are well-adapted, Northeast Ohio native trees sure to perform beautifully in our area. Any of these five beauties will add big color to your fall landscape.

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Tree Autopsy: An Arborist’s Version of CSI

Ever wondered what the inside of tree looks like? Or how to tell from the outside whether it’s dead or alive on the inside? Take a look inside dissected trees from our Tree Autopsy workshop!

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A Quick Checklist to Keep Trees Healthy This Fall

Many new trees are planted across Northeast Ohio during fall, which is wonderful! However, it’s important to remember that your newly planted trees will rely on you to help them grow and thrive.

Follow this checklist to keep all of your trees, both new and old, healthy during the fall season and into winter.

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What's Next?

Things are constantly changing in Northeast Ohio - weather, pests, and tree diseases all affect your landscape. Stay on top of what's going on so you can keep your trees and yard safe, healthy and beautiful.